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Aias (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

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Publisher Comments:

Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated Greek tragedies, the Greek Tragedy in New Translation series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. Under the general editorship of Peter Burian and Alan Shapiro, each volume includes a critical introduction, commentary on the text, full stage directions, and a glossary of the mythical and geographical references in the plays.

Brought boldly to life by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear's translation and contextualized by Herbert Golder's eloquent introduction, this early Sophoclean tragedy tells the story of the Homeric hero better known as Ajax, who was second only to Achilles among the Greek warriors. In Greek tradition, Aias figures as the archaic warrior who dies in shame after his betrayal by the Greeks. Sophocles turns tradition inside out, portraying Aias' suicide not as a disgrace but as heroism. He endows Aias suicide with a meaning radically different from previous versions of the Aias myth--Aias is not the hero whom time has passed by, but rather the man who steps beyond time. Most previous versions and interpretations have equivocated over Sophocles' bold vision. This edition of Aias translates precisely that transformation of the hero from the bygone figure to the man who transcends time.

Synopsis:

A new translation of the story of Ajax, in which Sophocles' early masterpiece comes to life.

About the Author

Herbert Golder is Professor of Classics at Boston University. Richard Pevear is a poet and translator.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195128192
Translator:
Pevear, Richard
Translator:
Golder, Herbert
Translator:
Pevear, Richard
Author:
null, Richard
Author:
Pevear, Richard
Author:
Sophocles, E. A.
Author:
null, Herbert
Author:
Sophocles
Author:
Golder, Herbert
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Ajax (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
Tragedies
Subject:
Ajax (Greek mythology) -- Drama.
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Greek Tragedy in New Translations Paperback
Series Volume:
97-287
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
533 line illus
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
7.92x5.26x.24 in. .22 lbs.

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